Tony Finau reflects on another missed opportunity to claim second PGA Tour win

Finau: "It's bittersweet to be in this position again, but I never get tired of playing good golf and that's what I tell myself every week."

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Mon, 22 Feb 2021

Tony Finau said it's "bittersweet" to have once again finished as the runner-up in a PGA Tour event, but he is happy with another strong performance and believes a win isn't far away.

The World No.13 lost in a play-off to Max Homa at the Genesis Invitational on Sunday, to make it 38 top 10 finishes since he won his maiden PGA Tour title at the Puerto Rico Open in 2016.

Finau put himself into contention with a sensational 7-under par final round of 64 at Riviera and had an 8-foot putt for birdie to win the tournament at the first play-off hole, but narrowly missed, before making a bogey at the next to hand the victory to Homa.

The American admitted it was disappointing to once again let a tournament slip through his fingers, but Finau is taking the postives out of another brilliant PGA Tour performance.

"It's bittersweet to be in this position again, but I never get tired of playing good golf and that's what I tell myself every week," Finau said after his play-off loss to Homa.

"Sport is about winning, I've said that many times. I grew up trying to win every tournament I play, every tournament I play and nothing's changed. I know at the end of the day you're going to lose a lot more times than you're going to win on the PGA Tour.

"Unfortunately for me that's come really close in the last few years, but I always challenge myself to play good golf and that's all I try to do. I'm not a quitter, I'm not someone that's going to fade away into the sunset because I can't win in these situations.

"I had another great shot today. I don't know what else I can say other than I enjoy playing good golf and one of these days it will happen for me and hopefully turn into kind of a domino effect."

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